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Trench diggers, or Trenchers, are a great tool if you need to dig trenches fast, deep or over a long distance. It's invaluable when manual trench digging would take too long or would be impossible.

Dobson Excavations offers trench digger hire services. Our range of trench diggers is extensive. Contact us today for a quote.

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    Trench diggers are usually categorized according to their digging style and the amount of force they use to penetrate the earth. While you can use shovels and spades to dig small trenches in your yard and garden, there are instances when you need a more powerful tool, especially when digging deep trenches. Sometimes, opting for a trench digger for hire may not necessarily be because you need a powerful tool, but it could be because you need to get the work completed quickly.

    We service the entire Perth metro area and South west, such as (but not limited to): Perth, Jarrahdale, Roleystone, Karragullen, Kalamunda, Bickley, Serpentine, Mundijong, Whitby, Hopeland, Keysbrook, Dandalup, Myara, Karrakup, Cardup, Byford, Oldbury, Wellard, Baldivis, Keralup, Rockingham, Port Kennedy, Secret Harbour, Golden Bay, Waikiki, Warnbro, Calista, Orelia, Oakford, Darling Downs, Armadale, Bunbury, Mandurah, Pinjarra, Harvey, Wandering, Collie, Boddington, Crossman, Brookton, Beverley, Dwellingup

    We also offer a wide variety of other services, such as Mini Excavator and Digger Hire, Drive Construction, Digger Hire, Trench Digger Hire, Soakwell Installation, Siteworks, Septic Tank Installation, Land Clearing, Pool Excavation, Leach Drains, Bobcat Slasher, Excavator hire, Bobcat hire, 6-wheeler tipper hire, earthworks and earthmoving contractors .

    Excavator or Trench digger?

    At Dobson Excavations we have a 2 ton, 8 ton and 21 ton excavator. These excavators can perform any tasks dedicated trench diggers can do. Because we have various size excavators our team can use the right size specific to the trenches you need to have dug.

    8-ton Excavator with multiple attachments for rocky areas

    Before deciding on the trench digger to hire, you need to know how deep you need to dig, how wide the trench needs to be, the type of material being excavated, and the trench digger hire cost. If the ground has many rocks, you need to get a heavy-duty trench digger, like the 8-ton excavator from Dobson Excavations. It comes with the Auger and Rock Hammer attachments which helps to quickly break rocks when digging a trench in an area with plenty of rocks.

    2-ton excavator for shallow trenches

    Small projects, such as setting up an irrigation system for your lawn, may require basic digging tools, like the hoe, that can move the soil and create enough space for the pipes needed. However, the 2ton excavator from Dobson Excavations will get the trenches dug much faster. It is ideal for making small trenches and digging holes.

    Mini Excavators for digging trenches in limited spaces

    In areas where a trench needs to be dug, but there is an access problem, we recommend our mini excavator. This excavator is handy for various projects, irrespective of the job site. If the space available is not adequate for an excavator to turn or move around, you should consider our mini excavator trench digger hire. Its width is just under a meter, and it weighs 1.7tons. It comes with a 790mm mini dump truck for carrying the excavated material. The Mini excavator is also great for assessing the area before we start digging trenches.

    How to Choose the Right Trencher

    Several trenchers can be used for the same jobs, but when you look for trench digger hire that is most suitable for the job, we will let you know which excavator is the best option for your project. We make this decision based on several factors;

    Have a checklist of what you need the trencher to do

    If you don’t know which trench digger to hire, start by having a checklist of the type of trench you want to dig. What depth and width does it need to be? Is accuracy an issue? What is the ground condition? A checklist is the best way to determine the best trench digger to use.

    What are you installing, and what is the size?

    The product that is going into the trench can also help you determine the trencher to use. How wide is it, and what is the recommended depth of installation? If it is sensitive piping, you need to ensure it is placed deep enough to prevent damage when pressure is exerted on the trench after it is covered. Find out which trench digger has the trench specifications and if there are models with a range of applications that will make digging easier and faster.

    How is the gradient and soil condition?

    Digging a trench on a flat area is very different from digging a trench in an area with a steep gradient. When seeking trench digger hire, it is best to consider the soil condition and gradient so that you can get a model with the right applications to modify the way it digs depending on the changes in soil conditions.

    Trench Digger Hire Cost?

    The trench digger hire cost will depend on how long it takes for the job to be complete. Hiring a powerful machine that digs quickly will allow you to finish the job within the stipulated period without incurring additional days of hire. A more powerful trench digger may cost more to hire per day, so it is best to find out if you need such a digger or if a less powerful one is enough for the job.

    Finding a balance between the best type of trench digger and the cost of hire is critical. Will you make a saving if you hire a more powerful one for a shorter time, or is the cost higher than if you opted for a less powerful one for much longer? Look at all alternative and make all the comparisons possible to help you decide the best trench digger to hire.

    Contact Us

    Dobson Excavations has the equipment to handle trench digging for various projects, including for the installation of electrical lines, water pipes, leach drains, and much more. The equipment has to be to be adequate for the job. Otherwise, you may find you have the wrong equipment since some are designed to dig shallow trenches, while others are best for deep trenches. The expected width of the trench is also critical because you don’t want to remove more material than is necessary. We have well-trained personnel with expertise and experience in trench digging. Not only do we guarantee that we will supply the right equipment, but personnel that understands the project, especially those that require specific measurements.

    Call us today at 0414 755 306 or email us at You also have the option of filling our online form. We will send you a no-obligation quotation once we have all the information we need regarding the job and the site.